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Estimated Auction Expenses Last Updated: 7/1/2012

Fees and Commissions:

Keeneland entry fees and commissions:

January Horses of All Ages: $700*
September Yearling Sale: $1,000*
November Breeding Stock Sale: $1,000*

*Keeneland’s nonrefundable entry fees represent the first 5% commission on sales up to $14,000 in January and up to $20,000 in all other sales. An additional 5% is charged for sales prices over these sums.

These fees apply to all horses that pass through the ring, whether sold or bought back.

Fasig Tipton entry fees and commissions:

Entry fees vary by sales format (open versus selected), please inquire.

In addition to entry fees, a 5% charge of the final hammer price applies to all horses that pass through the ring, whether sold or bought back.

Lantern Hill Farm Charges:

Sales: 5% of final bid, $1,000 minimum
Not Solds: 2.5% of final bid, $1,000 minimum

Sales prep day rate, farm:

$45 yearlings / $36 mares and weanlings (Usually starts 60 days before sale date.)

Sales day rate:

$120 Kentucky sales / $150 Saratoga


  • Repository radiographs and scope, weanlings and yearlings (optional): about $600
  • Vanning to sales grounds (local): about $140 / Ky to Saratoga: about $1,500
  • Sales halter, stall card, clip, bathe, pull mane: about $200
  • Vet and farrier charges are additional. Sales plates usually cost about $100
  • Web Page Pedigree updates: $25
  • Advertising Charges pro-rated among horses in consignment

Sales Entry Deadlines: